The Teach English
In China (TEIC) Programme
The TEIC Programme is open to native English speakers from any
country. If you are not a native English speaker, but can speak
English fluently, you can also apply. We have had Germans, Dutch, Swedes and
Poles on the programme.
TEIC is a small, friendly and non-commercial programme, offering
a more personal travel experience. Your role, as a teacher, will
be to provide English language conversational classes and correct
students’ written work. The positions are in top-quality,
vetted state schools, colleges or universities, in major cities
e.g. Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Anshan, Urumqi, Shijiazhuang
and Changsha. Many institutions recruit at least two English language
teachers per year from the programme. However, if a school only
requires one teacher you will be informed in advance.
The programme runs from August / September to June. The Fall semester
runs until early January with a mid semester break but no Christmas
break. There is a four/five week paid holiday for the Chinese New
Year, in January/February. This is when the teachers go travelling
within China or outside the country. The Spring semester, with a
mid semester break of a week, finishes at the end of June. There
are also a number of public state holidays. Many
teachers delay their return in order to enjoy a further period of
travel and others stay to teach a second year or start careers in
TEIC is run in conjunction with The
China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) [www.ceaie.edu.cn]
in Beijing and the International Exchange Centre in Hunan Province. Professor Phil Thomas is the independent UK recruitment
specialist and retired university professor.
extensively conducts exchange and cooperation by working with educational
and research institutions, academic bodies, exchange organizations
and schools, as well as organizations, enterprises, foundations
and individuals in other countries and regions who are enthusiastic
for supporting educational development on the basis of principles
of equality and friendship.
Affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China, CEAIE is a nationwide,
not-for-profit organisation. It was founded in 1981 with the approval
of the State Council of China. In 1991 it was registered with the
Ministry of Civil Affairs and in 1994 was registered with the UN.
We also have a few full time positions in Kindergartens, Junior and High Schools. TEIC has placements throughout mainland China . We seek to place you where you want to work, at the age level you prefer
and we can place friends and couples together.
Participating Schools/Colleges/Universities include